Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
June 23, 2021 | 4:00 p.m.
Minutes (PDF)

NOTICE: Governor Walz has declared a peacetime emergency (Emergency Executive Order 20-01) in response to COVID-19 and the Metropolitan Council Chair has determined it is not practical or prudent to conduct an in-person meetings for reasons stated in the Governor’s Emergency Executive Order. Accordingly, committee members will participate in this meeting via telephone or other electronic means and the meeting will be conducted under Minnesota Statutes section 13D.021 at the date and time stated above. We encourage you to monitor the meeting remotely. If you have comments, we encourage members of the public to email us at We will respond to your comments in a timely manner.

Amended Agenda

I.    CALL TO ORDER – Roll call



June 9, 2021 Metropolitan Council Meeting

IV.    CONSENT AGENDA - Roll call

Note: Items listed under the Consent Agenda will be enacted by one motion with no separate discussion. If discussion on an item is desired, the item will be removed from the Consent Agenda for separate consideration.
  1. 2021-99: Gold Line Subordinate Funding Agreement #2 with the Office of MN.IT Services for Duct Bank Relocation, Contract 20I051B (Chris Beckwith 651-332-1466) 
  2. 2021-118: Heywood Office Upgrades Design Services, Contract 20P055  (Molly Ellis 612-349-7638)
  3. 2021-121: Ubisense Sole Source for Upgrading Garage Hardware, 21P148 (Richard Paulson 612-349-7346) 
  4. 2021-126: Gale Woods Farm Special Recreation Feature, Park Acquisition Opportunity Fund (Olson), Three Rivers Park District (Jessica Lee 651-602-1621)
  5. 2021-127: Metro Transit Agency Safety Plans (John MacQueen 612-349-7516)
  6. 2021-128: Cubic Ticket Vending Machine Bill Note Acceptor Upgrade Kits, Contract 21P173 (Nick Eull 612-349-7364)
  7. 2021-130: Dakota County Transportation Plan Updates Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review File 21927-3 (Patrick Boylan 651-602-1438)
  8. 2021-131: Approval of the Amended Edina Affordable Housing Partnership (Terri Smith 651-602-1187)
  9. 2021-133: Northstar Corridor Funding Agreement with State of Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) | Resolution 2021-17 (Ed Petrie  612-349-7624)
  10. 2021-134: Extend University of Minnesota Revenue Contracts One Year (Lisa Anderson 612-349-7626, Dustin Crescini 612-349-7718)
  11. 2021-135: Wastewater Treatment Plant Solids Processing Contingency, Contract 20P168A (Joe Ward, 651-602-8302)
  12. 2021-136: Metropolitan Council HVAC, Piping, Mechanical, and Sheet Metal Services Amendment, Contract 15P114 (John Tierney, 651-602-8307; Dan White, 651-602-8299)
  13. 2021-137: Metropolitan Council Mechanical Pipefitting Services Amendment, Contract 15P113 (John Tierney, 651-602-8307; Dan White, 651-602-8299)
  14. 2021-139: Establish Public Hearing Date for the Public Housing Agency Annual Plan (Stephanie Paulson 651-602-1548)
  15. 2021-144: Amend Orange Line Design Project, Contract 15P138 (Derek Berube 612-349-7560)
  16. 2021-148: Authorization to Apply for Section 5311Formula Grants for Rural Areas Funds, Resolution 2021-16 (Sheila Williams 651-602-1709)


A.    Community Development
  1. 2021-141: Livable Communities Demonstration Account Pre-Development Funding Recommendations (Hannah Gary 651-602-1633) – Roll Call
  2. 2021-142: Livable Communities Demonstration Account Transit-Oriented Development Pre-Development Funding Recommendations (Stephen Klimek 651-602-1541) – Roll Call
B.    Environment – Reports on consent agenda

C.    Management – No reports

D.    Transportation
  1. 2021-117: Approval of METRO Orange Line Connection Bus Study Recommended Plan (Cyndi Harper 612-349-7723) - Roll call
  2. 2021-132: SWLRT (Green Line Extension) Systems Construction Change Order – Systems Component Storage (Jim Alexander 612-373-3880) - Roll call
  3. 2020-295: 2021 Operating Grant Agreements with the Funding Transitway Counties (Motion to Amend a Previously Approved Action) (Ed Petrie 612-349-7624) - Roll call


  1. Information Item: Legislative Update (Judd Schetnan, 651-602-1142)
  2. Information Item: Southwest LRT Project Update (Jim Alexander, 612-373-3880) [presentation] [Disaggregated Data Handout]


A.    Chair                  
B.    Council Members          
C.    Regional Administrator     
D.    General Counsel


JT    Joint business item; presented at two or more committees prior to being presented at Council
SW    Action taken by the Council and Committee the same week 
*     Additional materials included for items on published agenda 
**     Additional business items added following publication of agenda
***     Backup materials available at the meeting  

Committee information

Metropolitan Council

Committee contact:
Liz Sund